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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

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Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
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+44 1626 872234
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden...

The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world.

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Lovely little zoo

Lots of small primates , as I understand it it's not a zoo , but a captive breeding centre , hopefully breeding some of the endangered species & sharing with other zoos , as in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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newton abbot
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of small primates , as I understand it it's not a zoo , but a captive breeding centre , hopefully breeding some of the endangered species & sharing with other zoos , as in there natural habitats they are endangered

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful little Zoo this is! It's small, but full of really unique animals in lovely enclosures. You have an excellent view of the animals because of the close proximity of every enclosure. The staff are wonderful and really helpful. My little girl adored it here. There aren't many facilities but there is a cafe and toilets right next... More 

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Thank weeny_mel
Honiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little zoo located on the Devon coast, there is always lots to see including small primates, meerkats, parrots, civets and much more

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Thank ChrisBoyland
Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Visited after a long absence. I don't like the idea of 'zoos' and many of the negative reviews focus on the smallness or the un-zoolike nature of Shaldon Wildlife Trust. For me this is a bonus as the species here are often endangered and are involved in protective breeding programs; many you wouldn't see in other establishments. It is well... More 

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Thank kdwuk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Take a trip to the wildlife trust - the animals will just make you smile. The crew do such a good job and the guests always look happy in their surroundings. We enjoy having a chat with the Parrots and the Meercats are so entertaining.

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Thank Kim B
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

As a gift from my son and his family we visited Shaldon Zoo for a special meerkat experience.It was something I will never forget. Hubby and I went into their enclosure with the keeper named Leah and sat down and fed them. To be able to see them close up and feeding from us was magical.The Zoo is not too... More 

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Thank DASUS098
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Great little zoo and well looked after , great to see you can spend a day with a zoo keeper and get closer to the animals .

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Thank Lisa1973pateman
Usk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is a pleasant low key opportunity to view the small selection of animals at reasonably close quarters. Only some areas are accessible for those with mobility limitations. The younger visitors around us seemed to love the experience. Don't expect the standards of the larger organisations, but an interesting way to spend an hour or two. A lovely gentle... More 

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Thank keefidee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This zoo is small but well worth a visit. We spent around an hour here but your ticket is valid all day so you can pop out for lunch/picnic and return. Great for seeing the animals after a scatter feed. Animals have great enclosures and lovely to see their natural behaviour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Visit every time we are in Devon. The zoo is a delight with their collection of smaller animals. If you look through all the photos posted to the start, you will find some by the zoo; they will give you an idea of what you may see. We visited on a cold damp October morning and managed to see most... More 

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